Metallica Announce Week-Long ‘Late Late Show’ Residency
Talk show residencies are like, a thing now, right? The Foo Fighters just wrapped up a stint on Letterman, and now Metallica is sending off Craig Ferguson and his The Late Late Show with a weeklong residency. The legendary metal band will perform every night during the week of November 17. Lars Ulrich said the band has “nothing to sell, nothing to promote (except a reissue DVD)… [they’re] purely hanging at Craig’s personal request.” The “nothing to promote” is a half-truth (Metallica has a 10th anniversary issue of Some Kind of Monster and a limited edition of “Lords of Summer”, their latest single, coming out on November 28), but hey—we’re down for as much rock as we can get. British comedian and actor James Corden will replace Craig Ferguson in December as the host of The Late Late Show.
Formed in Los Angeles, CA, Metallica’s current lineup includes founders vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, along with guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Ron McGovney. Their eponymous fifth album—commonly referred to as The Black Album–was the band’s commercial breakthrough success, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. In 2009, Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their tenth studio album will be released in 2015.
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